- Rebar Christmas Tree welding project
- Sheet Metal Reindeer Lawn ornaments welding project
- Jewelry holder tree welding project
- Copper display welding project
- Tealight holders welding project
December 3 is known as “Make a Gift Day.” At least that’s what daysoftheyear.com says. Nonetheless, let us, welders, take advantage of this day by actually making something for our dear loved ones most especially now that Christmas is just days away. Here are 5 holiday welding projects you can do and maybe give as gifts to family and friends.
There really is nothing so special when it comes to the history of this day. But there was a time when hand-made gifts are the only sort of gift one could give. And while buying something in the mall is easier, nothing will ever beat giving someone something made with your bare hands.
5 Holiday Welding Projects you can do
1 Rebar Christmas Tree welding project
First on the list is a no brainer. Go ahead and make your family or your friend a sturdy Christmas Tree with branches made out of rebar. This is one tree they are sure to have for many years. Nowadays, anything unique is the way to go.
Any welding process and a metal chop saw can do the trick. Just make sure you tack weld the branches to the metal trunk. Make sure you get a large piece of rebar for the trunk. With that, small rebar branches can easily attach to it.
2 Sheet Metal Reindeer Lawn Ornaments welding project
These antlered beasts will take some planning but it definitely is something very special to make. Designing and cutting take a lot of work as compared to welding them. Make sure you have the sizes right for every piece to make sure you save time in the welding process.
Once you have it all together, put on some paint and a string of light and you’re sure to have that family or friend of yours extra happy on the holidays.
3 Jewelry Holder Tree welding project
Here’s one you can give to the women in your life – your wife, sister, mother! Go for an elegant jewelry holder tree where they can put all those necklaces, rings, and bracelets. You can never go wrong with anything that has to do with helping out the women in your life get organized in style – welding style – that is.
All it takes is for you to weld some small straight pieces of steel together. Form it into a tree and then fuse that into a square piece of steel for it to stand on its own.
4 Copper Display welding projects
To change things up a bit, why not work on something made of copper instead of just rebar? You could use some thin copper pipes and connectors and make a copper display of any style and shape you want. One that would suit the holidays like a mini Christmas Tree, reindeer, a snowflake, or any other object that best represents Christmas – or not.
You could go with just anything that would represent how much you love them like a flower, maybe. Whatever object you decide to shape that copper into, make sure it fits the style of the person you are giving it to. TIG welding would work best for this kind of project.
5 Tealight holders welding project
Last on the list would be some tealight holders. What is Christmas without the warmth you feel at home with all those candles around. Make sure people you care about know how much you love them by giving them so tealight holders they can use on any day and not just on Christmas Day.
Your metal cutting skills will be put to test on this one. Think of a design that best suits the person you are giving it to. Once you have it all together, you can finish with some bronze powder or black finish if you’d like.